Lohan Pleads No Contest In Theft Case
LOS ANGELES (CBS) — Actress Lindsay Lohan pleaded no contest Wednesday to a misdemeanor grand theft charge for taking a necklace from a Venice jewelry store.
The plea was entered on Lohan’s behalf by her attorney. The actress, who was not in court for the hearing, was placed on three years probation and ordered to complete the 120 days in jail and 480 hours of community service she had already been sentenced to for violating her probation in an earlier DUI case.
Lohan, 24, is expected to serve her jail time in home detention.
She was also ordered to undergo psychological counseling and complete a “Shoplifters Alternative” course. Lohan was also ordered to stay at least 100 feet away from the Venice jewelry store, Kamofie & Co.
Superior Court Judge Stephanie Sautner downgraded Lohan’s felony grand theft case to a misdemeanor when the “Mean Girls” star was in court on April 22.
The actress said in a written statement released by the producers of her next film that she has started fulfilling her community service requirements at a Los Angeles women’s shelter.
The statement quotes Lohan as saying “I think the media spotlight should be on issues such as homelessness and domestic violence instead of me.”
Lohan is set to star alongside John Travolta and Al Pacino in an upcoming movie about John Gotti. Filming starts later this year.